Making time for some indoor and outdoor fun


Posted on21 Jul 2020

For many local children, parents and carers, the last few months have been all about home-schooling and staying indoors, but now some much-needed fun is needed.

Although some attractions are still closed, there are lots of things to keep youngsters occupied, with both online and offline activities available.

Parks, Open Spaces, Trails and Leisurely Walks

For those who like outdoor play, there are plenty of parks and open spaces to enjoy in York and North Yorkshire. Take a picnic and spend a day in the great outdoors with family or friends.

More information about opening times, things to do and copies of tree trails are here:

A full list of parks and open spaces in York and Scarborough can be found here

Leisurely Walks

Live in York or fancy a day trip, The Rowntree Society have created 5 walking routes covering the City centre, Clifton, Haxby and New Earswick. These give a sense of the Rowntree family’s origins, businesses and their history in York. Download or order your copy here

Day at the Seaside

Fancy a trip further afield visit for days out in North Yorkshire, and no summer is complete without a day out at the seaside for information about the fabulous Yorkshire coast line and evading the crowds check out

The beach at Filey courtesy of Yorkshire Coast website.

Indoor Activities: Virtual Groups and Home Activities

For those who prefer crafts and indoor activities or for those inevitable rainy days, here are some great home-based activities:

For general activities, Mumbler, the online parenting community hosts a comprehensive list of what’s on and things to do for free and there is one for every area visit and search for your area.

What’s your favourite family day out?

What’s your favourite family day out? Share your recommendations with us email [email protected] or post on facebook JRHT.